Delia Marie Giuffre , age 96, lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away surrounded by her loving family at her home on September 12, 2020.
Delia was born on September 14, 1923 in Wakefield, MA. She was the eldest daughter of Giovanni and Maria (Roberto) DiSanto of Wakefield. Delia was preceded in death by her twin brothers Paul & Michael and sister Theresa (Rossi). Delia married Dominic "Deacon" Giuffre on April 20, 1947. They shared 41 years of marriage until his passing. Delia and Dom were blessed with two children, Barbara (Richards) and Donna (McManus). The Giuffre's hosted countless holidays, parties and gatherings in their home. Delia cherished the times spent at the house with her daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren
Delia was passionate about her family, her faith, and her community. She was a proud member of St. Joseph's Church in Wakefield where she taught CCD, sang in the choir, and frequently attended 4 o'clock mass on Saturday evenings. Delia was constantly on the go walking to church, Dom's store (Jeffrey's Package Store), or around Lake Quannapowitt. She enjoyed stopping to talk to friends, neighbors and family along the way. She made everyone feel special and always remembered birthdays, weddings, and important life events.
Delia is survived by her two daughters Barbara Richards of Gloucester, MA and Donna McManus of Methuen, MA, beloved son-in-laws Philip Richards and James McManus, four grandchildren Joshua Richards, Callee Twomey, Shauna Hansen and her husband Kevin, and Kacie McManus, and three great grandchildren Jax & Roman Richards and Mason Twomey. She is also survived by her adored nieces and nephews.
Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Friday, September 18 from 4-7 p.m. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Visitors are kindly asked to pay their respects and exit the building in an effort to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield on Saturday, September 19 at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield. A celebration of life will also be scheduled at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dominic Giuffre Fund at The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield, 467 Main St., PO Box 321, Wakefield, MA 01880 or the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
September 18, 2020
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McDonald Funeral Home
19 Yale Ave
Wakefield, MA 01880
September 19, 2020
St. Joseph Church
173 Albion St.
Wakefield, MA 01880